I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse with my Hubby Joe, work full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit, have a small Craft Business on the side and I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!


" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

" IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, YOU'RE A FOOL! "
Joan Rivers

My One Little Word for 2015 is LIVE!!
Please click HERE to read about why I chose this word!!

BLOGGING FOR FUN AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

57 Shades of Gray- Aging Gracefully........

 Yep!! I am sure the title of this post got your attention, right???????

This was the last photo you saw of me taken last Summer.....

Well, here I am........
 I recently turned 57 years old.........

And decided to Go Natural.........

 I REALLY HATE having my picture taken.........

I can't even tell you how many photos I deleted........
 BUT............. I  believe in keeping things real here on my blog so this is the REAL ME!!!!!!!

I have decided to Age Gracefully............
 No kicking and screaming.......
But Aging with Dignity and Grace..........

So I decided to Go Natural and show my 57 YEARS Shades of Gray!!!!!

Over this Winter, I just have not had the time to have my hair colored.......

Sitting there for close to 4 hours, 3 months out of the year, just is too much time wasted to me.........
So after having just about all of the color cut out after a hair cut in late December, I decided to see what my hair would look like without any coloring........
 I did try this several years ago and the gray was too blotchy at that time and I looked like Lily Munster with streaks of gray here and there!!!

You can see now that it is definitely more evened out and almost looks like I had it frosted this way......
 I am lucky in that I inherited my Mother's lovely shade of Silver Gray......
 What????????

Many of you say that I am crazy?????????
 I know my one and only sister who is 10 years older than I am is thinking I have lost my mind!!!
 And maybe I will change it and go back to blonde again.........
 My hair has been long past my waist and short up to my ears and everything in between!!

It has been every color but black!!
 So I can easily change it!!

If I decide I want to......

But for now........
 This is me!!!

What does Joe say you ask????????

Joe learned a very long time ago , NEVER to tell me what to do with my hair!!!

He actually said that I was just trying to look like him as he has been gray since his late 30's!!!
 Now he did need a hair cut in these photos!!!
 He is known at the Post Office where he works as "The Silver Fox:!!!!!!

LOL!!

Well, feel free to send me your thoughts!!
   I will not get offended as I have a VERY thick skin!!

  LOL!!

By the way, it is the same hair cut just a shorter version of it!!


I am linking up to these parties:

THURSDAY
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday

 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays - every 2 weeks
Friday Features Linky Party
The Creative Exchange

SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday
  Saturday Sparks
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop
 The Creative Collection Link Party

SUNDAY
 Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Silver Pennies Sunday
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home

MONDAY
Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 

 Make It Pretty Monday
 Mod Vintage Mix Monday

TUESDAY
Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After Party
It's a Party

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie


Old Magazines : Do It Yourself, # 2


  I know that I mentioned before that I am a Hoarder Collector of Magazines.

But first, I want to THANK Paula and Patti over at Ivy and Elephants, for featuring my post,  My Victorian Style Series, Our Living Room, from last week's What's It Wednesday Party
Thanks so much, Paula and Patti!!

Please stop by and visit and link up to this great party!!

I do have a LOT of Magazines and I need to scale down, get rid of some .........

This year, my mantra is to organize my life and do that by organizing my house so I am cleaning out my house and making some room at the same time!

 To make room for MORE STUFF, I am sure!!!

Ha! Ha!

Back in May of 2014, I thought of a way how I could save my favorite pictures in these magazines without keeping ALL of them.

 I started a Series on Old Magazines where I share my favorite photos from magazines and then I add those photos to a Pinterest Board, Favorites from Old Magazines, saving them for posterity!!

  I did the first post in this Series (click HERE to read) but then got distracted and never got back to posting more magazines......

Until Today.....

I am picking up with where I left off........

 I want to feature a magazine that was out in the middle to late 90's from Better Homes and Gardens called "Do It Yourself."

I have several issues of this magazine and here are some of my favorites........

Enjoy!


Fall 1997


Winter 1997/1998



Spring 1998


Summer 1998


Fall 1998


Winter 1998


Spring 1999
Well, there you have it!!

Some great ideas and lots of inspiration!!

I will be adding these photos to my Favorites from Old Magazine Pinterest Board so feel free to pin them!!

Old Man Winter still has it's claws stuck into us here in NEPA as we got another 4-5 inches of snow last Saturday(2/21) and it is -2 degrees here this morning (2/24)!

They are predicting BELOW AVERAGE Temps. again all the way through to March 9th!!

No signs of Spring here for sure!!

All this cold weather is preventing me from getting up into the attic to get to my Easter decorations but I plan on getting up there within a week no matter how cold it is!!!

I have been working BIG TIME organizing and re-arranging my Craft Room and I hope to share some of that soon......

If you missed my post on an AMAZING performance at the Oscars, please click HERE 

Also, if you missed my post on 57 shades of Gray, Click HERE

I hope you will be back to visit again soon!!
I am linking up to these parties:
 
WEDNESDAY
Vintage Inspiration Party

Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After Party
It's a Party

THURSDAY
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday

 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays - every 2 weeks
Friday Features Linky Party
The Creative Exchange

SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday
  Saturday Sparks
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop
 The Creative Collection Link Party

SUNDAY
 Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Silver Pennies Sunday
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home

MONDAY
Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 
 Blue Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Mod Vintage Mix Monday

TUESDAY

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie



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